Medical Marijuana in Texas Gets Free Advertising During Super Bowl

During the super bowl February 1, 2015, a commercial aired in Texas and only Texas advertising the upcoming news for the evening. In that ad for the news was a free commercial for medical marijuana legalization featuring a 9 year old little girl with seizures. Texas legislators are already set to take up two cannabis-related bills which have already been filed, including a penalty reduction billfor small amounts of marijuana, and a CBD-only bill. A full medical marijuana bill is also on the way, and miss Bortell has been working hard, along with many others, to bring awareness of the need to pass legislation this session. Read more here in the Texas Cannabis Report...

The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

Every day brings us closer and closer to winning the war on drugs…as in stop fighting about it. Legalizing Marijuana is proving to not be the end of the world as some who are against it prophesized.  In fact, studies are showing that crime is down, DUII’s are down, access by the under 21 crowd is down. Leading at the ballot box from Alaska to Washington, D.C., Americans are charting a path to a saner national drug policy Read more here in the Rolling Stone article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-war-on-drugs-is-burning-out-20150108#ixzz3OFDhJgpJ...

Seattle May Not Issue Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Washington State is still sending mixed signals to the Medical Marijuana community on whether or not it will actually be issuing licenses for dispensaries to operate in the state. Washington reminds me a lot of how it was in Oregon before Oregon’s Legislature legalized medical marijuana dispensaries (officially legalized, no ‘grey area’). Dispensaries are all over the place in Washington. By not licensing and regulating them, it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist, and the State of Washington is losing out on revenue everyday in the process. It’s time that Washington put in place clear rules and regulations for dispensaries so that the industry can operate above reproach, and help the State with much needed tax and fee revenues, like Oregon is doing now. Read more here in The Weed Blog...

Marijuana Industry Could Be Worth $35 Billion In 2020

If every state in the United States and the Federal Government fully legalized marijuana, the industry could be worth $35 billion by the year 2020. OK, let that sink in a minute…$35 billion…that is a lot of zeros to keep track of. Instead of spending billions a year on a failed war on drugs, the US could be pulling in billions in profit from the cannabis industry. Read more here in the Huffington Post...

Cannabusiness at Crossroads with ERP Software

Watching the birth of today’s regulated cannabis industry is truly fascinating from a business perspective. Since passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 cannabusinesses have operated mostly underground, absent the organizational structures found in most ‘legitimate’ capitalist enterprises. Here at Viridian Sciences we’re focused on the backbone of this developing market: ERP software. The work is riveting. The challenges are invigorating. SAP Business One is a remarkable software package built with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. The system is easily customized to the particular needs of niche industries and specialized businesses. First launched in 1996 the system has been honed to perfection after 18 years of continuous testing and development. Partnering with one of the largest technology companies in the world has enabled Viridian Sciences to introduce the most reliable and scalable business management solution available. For an industry experiencing rapidly changing regulations and extreme growth we offer an alternative to the covert business model of the past four decades. The industry currently stands at a cross roads. As the political climate continues to shift toward a more progressive view of cannabis, adopting mainstream business tools will help you adapt, stay competitive and focus on your passion. The alternative is less bright. Your cannabusiness may struggle to grow efficiently. You may find yourself wasting time on problems not associated with your core business. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms remember: You Have a Choice. Stay tuned for future posts about Viridian Sciences ERP software. We will discuss in more detail how this product can positively impact your business and drive growth. We’ll also provide information about how the Viridian solution differs from other business tools such...